The Bluest Eye (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.

It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
TM
Toni Morrison
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:06
hr min
RELEASED
2011
July 19
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
339.7
MB

Customer Reviews

pachacuti ,

powerful

Powerful story. Vividly cut's to the core of the American psyche to reveal the effects of growing up in an environment that was never meant to
nurture but defeat the soul. A true classic!

Xscapezone ,

hard to get through

The intention of the book is worthy, however the structure of this book is a failure. The book is extremely descriptive which drowns out the plot and makes for a fuzzy image. Multiple characters narate the book which adds an extra layer of confusion. Writing style is outdated and poetic which for some is a form of literary genius. However, genius is the ability to simplify a complex idea. This novel surely did not do that.

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